Unique Ideas for Celebrating the Holidays in the North

Traditional holiday greeting card for celebrating the holidays, featuring St. Nicholas on skis.

Most of us tend to spend the holidays visiting with family and friends, though some people like to travel, since for many, this is also vacation time. Either way, sometimes it’s hard to come up with something different to do, especially for special occasions. If you’ll be celebrating the holidays in the North, here are some festive ideas […]

30+ Scary Haunted Walks and Ghost Tours in Ontario

A scary ghost in a room, from Punch Magazine, 1853.

Searching for something spooky to do? A lot of people like a good scare any time of year. Whether or not it’s Halloween season, you’re guaranteed to have a frightening fun time on one of these haunted walks and ghost tours. This list is full of unique ideas for things to do. Haunted walks and ghost tours combine […]

Exploring Vancouver While Backpacking British Columbia

The Pacific Ocean and the downtown skyline with a mountainous backdrop, as seen while exploring Vancouver.

Once I arrived in Vancouver following my Western Canada rideshare road trip in a transport truck, I settled in over the next few days, and got to know the nearby area. I was ready to begin backpacking British Columbia, and I planned to start by exploring Vancouver! But before I could spend any time exploring Vancouver and more […]

Western Canada Road Trip

The Moose Meadows rest stop between Invermere and Calgary.

Six years ago, I went on a trip that took a lot of guts for me to take. I’d only been back from South Korea for about two months, but I was keen to get away from Ontario for the winter. So when I decided to take a Western Canada road trip and go backpacking British Columbia, the […]

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7 Terrific Trails Easily Seen From Seoul

A stone lantern at the peak of Chiaksan National Park.

Even though I didn’t live in Seoul when I was in Korea, I did make extensive use of all types of public transportation, and since I was doing my best to make the most of my year abroad by hiking as many of Korea’s mountains as possible, I got to know the parks system pretty well. That’s why […]

Living in Busan: City Walks, Tourist Spots, and Local Haunts [Photo Album]

View of Dadaepo Port from Dusong Peninsula, skyscrapers crowding right up to the shore.

Yep, this photo album should have been posted a looooong time ago, but better late than never! It didn’t take much time to create this album of my walks and explorations throughout my year living in Busan, during which nostalgia and a fierce desire to return clashed with astonishment at having been back as long as six years […]

Down Under: A Month in Queensland, Australia [Photo Album]

A rocky shoreline at Noosa National Park, seen while travelling Down Under in Queensland.

It’s been five years since I went to Australia. I was there for a month (though I was meant to be there for six more). It’s incredible how time flies, and since I’ve never shared anything about my travels Down Under before, I thought posting a photo album of my trip would make up for it ;)(winky face). […]

City Walking Tour of North Bay: A Haunted Downtown Hike

Nighttime view of Main Street.

Last Friday, Marc and I decided to throw a little Halloween spirit into our hiking plans, so instead of a bush excursion, we planned a city walking tour of North Bay. After work, we headed to the city for the Haunted Downtown Hike, offered by Discovery North Bay. Volunteers met our group at the old train station, now […]

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